AMD FirePro V8750 2GB
Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 6 August 2009. Page 7 of 7. 3 Comments

The FirePro V8750 performed in front of the FirePro V8700 throughout all of our tests, but it was not too much of an improvement over its predecessor. The RV770 GPU core on the V8750 is virtually identical to that of the V8700, but AMD engineers simply tacked on an additional 1GB of GDDR5 video memory and upped the memory clock from 850MHz to 900MHz. It would have been great if the GPU core clock was slightly elevated too, but that was not the case. Nevertheless, the tweaks to the graphics card's memory has resulted in the FirePro V8750 2GB being AMD's fastest workstation graphics card.

While there are few technical differences between the V8700 and V8750, the price is a major difference. A retail version of the ATI FirePro V8700 1GB can be found for just over $900 USD from Internet distributors, but the MSRP on the ATI FirePro V8750 2GB is a rather stiff $1,800 USD, which is nearly double. However, we have found some Internet retailers that appear to be selling the V8750 already for just over $1,500 USD. Still, even at $1,500 USD, this is a significant premium over the V8700 for simply some faster, larger memory.

ATI's CrossFire Pro is not yet available on Linux, so we have no idea how it will perform once introduced, but if that ends up running well, workstation customers would likely be better off purchasing two FirePro V8700 graphics cards, which would only be marginally more than the cost of one V8750.

If the price of the ATI FirePro V8750 does not discourage you, this is a mighty fine workstation graphics card The FirePro V8750 offers 2GB of 900MHz GDDR5 video memory, PCI Express 2.0 support, two DisplayPort outputs, OpenGL 3.0 support, and is CrossFire Pro compatible with a supportive driver.

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